RIL, SBI shares help Sensex gain 56 pts
The BSE benchmark index, which had lost over 150 points in the previous two sessions, dropped by over 75 points in choppy trade earlier today. The index, however, recovered lost ground in the last two hours to close 56.47 points higher, or 0.32 per cent over yesterday's closing.
Traders said 30-share Sensex recovered as Reliance Industries wiped off two days of losses to close today 1.87 per cent higher. SBI that gained 1.25 per cent and ICICI Bank which gained 1 per cent provided good support, they added.
GAIL, Jindal Steel, Tata Motors and Tata Steel rose between 1.4-2.6 per cent each. Realty, Oil & Gas, Power, Consumer Durable and Metal stocks attracted good buying while some IT and pharma shares ended with losses, brokers said.
Trading sentiment was also bolstered on reports the government is planning to take steps to accelerate GDP growth.
Although global slowdown is affecting India, the fundamentals of its economy are strong and the government is taking a series of steps to see it moves to a higher growth trajectory, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth said in Delhi.
The 50-share National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 20.25 points to 5,274, after dipping to day's low of 5,233.20.
Meanwhile, with the storm over coal block allocation issue refusing to subside, Parliament was paralysed for the tenth day
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